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"Save the Hoover Buses" hopes to present alternative to school board

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HOOVER, AL - "Save the Hoover Buses" is getting ready to present their case to the Hoover City School Board this week.

This won't be the first time members of the group have spoken out about the board’s decision to cut bus services. But this time, they hope to brings a solution to the table.

In recent weeks, "Save the Hoover Buses" has been hard at work figuring out an alternative to getting rid of bus services.

“We brought all these documents together, then we kinda all dug in and said what do you see. What makes sense to you, how we're spending money, how we're not spending money," said Trisha Crane, one of the leading members of “Save the Hoover Buses”.  

After more than 150 hours of examining documents and planning, “Save the Hoover Buses” has come up with an alternative to cutting bus services. The plan includes taking a look at cutting what they call "locally funded teachers". They provide smaller classes sizes and a variety of electives. However, some in this group questions whether or not this is money well spent." 

“When you look at the purpose of a school system is to serve the children, explained Crane. “You have to make sure, and you're using public tax dollars to do that, you have to make sure you're using those tax dollars in the most efficient way to serve the children."

Crane said this is not a final solution. But she and others hope it will show the board there are other things to cut besides the buses.

“We are not even pretending to say that here is exactly where you need to cut money. What we're saying is here are some areas that you can look at as an alternative to cutting buses," said Crane.  

"Save the Hoover Buses" will present this plan to the Hoover City School Board Monday night.

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